Friday, January 4 | Submitted by Stephanie Cramer | Downtown Central
November 28, 2012, Springfield, Mo. – The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC)is calling for artists to participate in the 5th annual Hearts for the Arts, a fundraising exhibition and silent auction of heart-themed works benefitting SRAC’s arts education programming. Hearts for the Arts will be open from Friday, January 11 – Friday, February 1, 2013 at The Creamery Arts Center and online at www.SpringfieldArts.org.
Local and regional artists of any age and experience are invited to submit up to two visual or written pieces for the event using any medium of their choice. All pieces must incorporate a heart theme and be 11×14 in size. Two dimensional pieces must be ready to hang. Three dimensional pieces may be accepted with prior arrangements. All pieces must be dropped off at The Creamery on Monday or Tuesday, January 7 or 8, 2013 between 9:00am – 5:00pm.
Silent auction bidding will launch at The Creamery and online at www.SpringfieldArts.org on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 5:00pm. Bidding will culminate on First Friday Art Walk, February 1, 2013 during a free public reception from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Online bidding will end at 8:00pm and in-person gallery bidding will end at 9:00pm.
Hearts for the Arts is the only time SRAC asks artists to donate work. In exchange for the donations, artist names and works will be greatly exposed online and at The Creamery. All Hearts for the Arts proceeds will benefit SRAC’s arts education programs that support local teaching artists and arts organizations reaching more than 20,000 children annually in a 27-county region.
National Art Shop, located at 509 South National Avenue, generously offers a 35% discount on 11×14 canvases to artists participating in Hearts for the Arts.
The SRAC, incorporated in 1978, connects people and the arts. It supports some of the most prominent visual, performing, literary and film/media arts organizations within 27 counties, the largest outreach of any in the state of Missouri. The current mission of the SRAC is to transform lives and enrich our Community through the Arts. The SRAC also manages The Creamery Arts Center, which houses the offices of the SRAC, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Ballet, Springfield Regional Opera, Springfield Community Center and Care to Learn, as well as a board room, classrooms, instrument storage, arts library, exhibition hall, film editing bays and shared costume and set design shops managed by the Springfield Little Theatre.